It is estimated that there are 49.5 million victims of modern slavery, right now, and the range of exploitative practices relating to this exists worldwide. 56% of modern slavery victims are in what is termed, forced labour, the vast majority of which are associated with manufacturing supply chains, for products we, as consumers, use every day.
Organizations of all sizes, sectors, and activities can cause, contribute, or be linked to modern slavery practices through their activities and business relationships.
This on-demand training course, in line with the standard, aims to educate, guide, and encourage organizations in the awareness and management of modern slavery risks towards meaningful efforts to address this problem, both in policy and in practice.
While awareness training and ‘spot the signs’ advice is available, it is important that those who wish to use this standard have access to quality basic training to support their knowledge and understanding in modern slavery and its potential impacts and links to their organisation, roles, and business networks, to contextualise the actions and recommendations given in the Standard.
NOTE: This course provides context to the Standard BS25700 and prepares you for approaching it but is not designed for implementation of the Standard.
On-demand - training that’s even more flexible
This course will provide awareness and knowledge of modern slavery and modern slavery practices, introducing a risk-based approach to managing the risk of modern slavery outlined in BS 25700:2022 in the organizational context as part of legal and non-legal frameworks.
How will I benefit?
This course will help you:
- Understand modern slavery, the risk of and vulnerability to modern slavery in various socio-economic, political, and commercial contexts
- To be aware of and identify high risk areas of Modern Slavery within your own organization and function, as well as external exposure to risk
- To know and understand the emerging regulatory context related to Modern Slavery, and what this shows us about best-practice responses
- Support your organization in its social and environmental sustainability efforts
- Understand the use and benefits of a formal and strategic approach to managing risk of Modern Slavery, adopting a risk-based approach outlined in BS 25700:2022 – Organizational Responses to Modern Slavery - Guidance
Modern Slavery can affect any organization, in any sector, in any country, through their supply chains, operations, activities and business relationships. Modern Slavery is also relevant across functions, and at different levels, so awareness and understanding is necessary across an entire organization. Suggested job roles include:
- Those responsible for developing, implementing, and managing policies, processes and practices that respond to the risk of Modern Slavery
- Administrators, Operatives, Technicians, Supervisors, Managers, Senior Managers, Functional Heads, Directors, and Executive Directors
- Those with roles / responsibilities at risk of links with Modern Slavery, including procurement and supply chain management, legal and compliance, finance, operations and logistics, human resources and recruitment, occupational health and safety, ethics and sustainability
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Define and provide examples of Modern Slavery practices and understand what makes people vulnerable
- Spot the key risk areas of Modern Slavery in your operations, supply chains, recruitment, and partnerships
- Help to support your organization plan to mitigate, identify, respond to and remedy incidences
- Outline some of the legislative frameworks and prepare your organisation with policies, procedures, and preventative measures
- This course is interactive and activity-based, resulting in a deeper understanding of the content and more effective application in the workplace.
- Online, open book multiple choice exam. Duration 2hrs.
Upon successful completion of an exam, you will be awarded with a certificate of achievement